30 September 2010


The other day, I walked past this Eugenia grandis near my house and I saw this black cat staring up the trunk of the tree. Immediately, I knew something must be on the tree.

So I walked around to the other side and stared very hard up the trunk. Finally I saw it. It was a woodpecker and I got it identified as the Sunda Pygmy Woodpecker (scientific name: Dendrocopos moluccensis).

Strangely, it was supposed to be found near coastal areas, so what is it doing in such an urban area. I only managed to take these few photos before the lucky bird took off and the poor cat stared towards the distance as its meal literally flew away.